My day job is in software engineering and the little known specialty of build and release engineering. Okay, half of you just stopped reading and the other half your eyes have glazed over. It’s a difficult job to explain. Best way to think of it is this way: Next time your computer, cell phone, or tablet announce that there is a software update – think of me. Somewhere in the computer cloud was an engineer like me who, through dark and mysterious procedures, made the up available to your system.
I often describe my job as “change management.” There are always pressures to change software to fix bugs, or add new features. My job is to figure out how to get those changes from the army of engineers who create them and deliver those to you.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking that my writing and this blog are due for an update.
I started this blog six years ago. It was started with the notion to some discipline around my writing and generally improve. Lately I’ve been feel that I need to push my writing to a new level – levels other than the weekly essay style. Then there’s the problem of time – not enough of it. I am working on a novel, a poetry collection, and have one poetry book I hope to release soon.
Sadly, I can’t do all I want with writing while stilling working at my day job and have time for my woodworking.
With mixed feelings, I am going to change the posting schedule for this blog. Starting this month there will be one essay posted on the first Sunday of each month. I plan for these month posts to be more writing progress reports as I plow through my book’s first draft, and work on polishing my poetry.
Wednesday woodworking will become just two Wednesdays a month, but Friday wisdom posts will continue each week.
I’ve receive a bunch of feedback suggesting that folks like the little gems wisdom I post. Some of these are from my father, some I’ve made up, and I steal a few from time to time.
I’ve enjoyed doing the weekly posts, but in the last few months, they’ve started to become a chore, rather than a joy.
So, it’s time for an update.
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Till next time,